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Diablo Cody w/ Oscar
Diablo Cody holding an Oscar

a gift for the haters...

bonus:

A song about Diablo Cody

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Comments (66)

I love America.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 2:11 PM

michael cera is dreamy.

Posted by top hat | February 26, 2008 2:19 PM

this movie was total garbage

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 2:21 PM

i don't understand why people are backlashing so bad against her. do you not like that a woman with tattoos was allowed to write a screenplay? that she was plucked from the underground and not you? it's fine if you didn't like the movie but i just don't get why people take it so personally and take it out on her as a person. are you really so offended by the stylized dialogue in the script that you have to hate on the person who wrote it?

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 2:22 PM

Yes, actually...if a person is a shit writer then it is perfectly logical to be critical of them.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 2:25 PM

I'm offended that I'm going to have to hear more about her shit in the future because the Academy decided to honor high-school level writing.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 2:26 PM

yes, michael cera is the dreamiest.

Posted by my two cents | February 26, 2008 2:26 PM

" do you not like that a woman with tattoos was allowed to write a screenplay? that she was plucked from the underground and not you?"

Yeah, uh, it has nothing to do with that (you sound like a 16-year-old). It has EVERYTHING to do with the fact that it's amateurish at best: how many more times will we get this by-the-numbers "quirky" indie comedy?

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 2:49 PM

The movie still sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 3:01 PM

If the quality of the film/writing is the reason for the hatred, how come Hank Nelken isn't more of a target? This guy wrote both "Are We Done Yet" and "Mama's Boy," far more detestable films.

Does success just equal jealousy?

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 3:04 PM

Yeah, uh... did either of those two films win an Academy Award and get multiple nominations? No.

BTW, that video of Ellen Page might be the most obnoxious thing I've ever seen.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 3:08 PM

you know, if it wasn't for you haters you and your lame snob scene, i bet this movie wouldn't even exist think about it. YOU BIRTHED JUNO.


kill yourselves now.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 3:11 PM

So many fucking haters on this messageboard. It's like someone took away your toys or something.

I think it's nice to see one of us win, as opposed to another hollywood stereotype. Of course, anyone who is recognized by an established organization should be hated, i guess. Right?

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 3:14 PM

accomplishment is so corporate...

now let's go to the market hotel!

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 3:22 PM

i'm bringing the floor fan for todd as a gift, that's 20 bucks, bitch!

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 3:28 PM

this film was cloying, stereotypical bs.

I don't care whether the screenwriter had tattoos or was ralph reed, this movie co-opted some misguided fantasy of indie culture and used it to sell a steaming shitpile of right wing politics.

everything is happy and back to normal after you give your baby up for adoption? BULLSHIT

creative males in their 30s are invariably selfish little manboys with pedophile tendencies who won't grow up? EAT ME

abortion protesters are sweet and funny comic relief? FUCK YOU, NOT THE ONE'S I'VE MET

chinese people talk funny and are so naive and harmless it's cute? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 3:35 PM

"I think it's nice to see one of us win, as opposed to another hollywood stereotype."


You're right-the Suicide Girl stereotype is much more deserved. Hail Diablo Cody-the voice of our generation.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 3:37 PM

Diablo Cody needs to watch less Gilmore Girls

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 3:38 PM

we're all suicide girls now

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 3:40 PM

nice to meet you, Diablo - that's a nice made up name. how much for a dance?

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 3:41 PM

SERIOUSLY - BROOKLYN VEGAN MESSAGE BOARDS HAVE GONE DOWN IN FLAMES THE PAST 12 MNTS...IT'S DISAPPOINTING. I USED TO ENJOY CONTRIBUTING, BUT IT REALLY DOES BREED A BUNCH OF HATERS.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 3:54 PM

ACTUALLY, I TAKE IT BACK...I TAKE IT ALL BACK - I JUST WATCHED THE DIABLO DISASTER, AND IT'S TERRIBLE. GO ON HATING!

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 3:56 PM

3:35 has got it distilled down to the essentials.

this is why this movie sucks ass

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 4:03 PM

Are they standing in front of those houses on White and McKibbin in Bushwick?

Posted by Wiz | February 26, 2008 4:12 PM

I'm more intruiged by Diabli not being comfortable in her outfit while approaching the stage to get her award. A real stripper would have no concern with a slit up the leg being too revealing.

Posted by lo-z | February 26, 2008 4:29 PM

since we're going to be so fucking picky, here is a list of some "best original screenplay" winners -

Little Miss Sunshine - Michael Arndt

Lost in Translation - Sofia Coppola

Shakespeare in Love - Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard

Ghost - Bruce Joel Rubin

do you know what all of these movies have in common? they fucking sucked and didn't deserve to win.

BUT I DON'T SEE ANYONE RALLYING THE TROOPS ABOUT HOW MICHAEL ARNDT AND MARC NORMAN SHOULD STOP WRITING SO WHY DON'T YOU CRYBABY HIPSTERS

SHUT

THE

FUCK

UP

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 4:33 PM

are you claiming Tom Stoppard is a bad writer? Rosencrantz and Gildenstern are dead, motherfucker.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 4:45 PM

I don't care what award this crap writer won, I care that this movie is a piece of crap and it's marketeers are trying to get the indie crowd to endorse its cred. This while trumpeting some pretty gross ass right wing politics.

JUNO HAS GOT NO CRED

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 4:47 PM

Are you claiming "Shakespeare in Love" was a good script? Remember, this is about the script, not the writer.

But the people posting on here seem to have an inability to distinguish between the two, so...

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 4:50 PM

Those movies at least had an original plot. Was Juno original? No way. It is basically an afternoon-special TV movie. Not saying it is a bad script, but it shouldn't have even been nominated, let alone win.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 4:54 PM

I didn't see Shakespeare in love, but I doubt it was as weak as Juno - and I'm absolutely certain that it didn't hamfisted-ly coopt a legit youth culture to promote Christian conservative politics like Juno did.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 4:59 PM

"I'm offended that I'm going to have to hear more about her shit in the future because the Academy decided to honor high-school level writing."

I'm offended by your stupidity.

Posted by TWB | February 26, 2008 5:07 PM

the complaint here isn't about the Oscars, although that's pretty ridiculous.

The legit complaint is that this run-of-the-mill Hollywood b-movie is trying to masquerade as real indie film, and (even worse) a product of indie subculture.

All this while trying to make a rightwing point that adoption is all good with no downside, no postpartum depression, no self doubts about your decision, blah blah blah.

If it weren't for the gross politics, this would just be another forgettable Hollywood 'indie' phony, like Napoleon Dynamite or Garden State. the politics side makes it much more disgusting.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 5:15 PM

Also, Ghost Dad was a trmendous screenplay and I'm glad it won an academy award.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 5:15 PM

who's ready for this Suicide Girl reject to disappear from the consciousness?

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 5:17 PM

it was just an awful movie that was nominated because it was "different". i am tired of hearing praise for this movie when it was just a piece of shit. it was awful writing written by some c-dumpster who should have never quit her job as a stripper. diablo cody in NO WAY deserved to win best writer. if it did deserve to win they would have won other awards that night. they went out of their way to try and appeal to the indie crowd, then went out of their way to make money off of michael cera's success in superbad....HE WAS IN THE FUCKING MOVIE FOR 5 MINUTES. this is just a bullshit horribly written movie that was put in a place where they would market it to people with horrible taste. and please stop trying to defend it and go take your adderal and do your homework you piece of shit 12 year olds.

Posted by diggins | February 26, 2008 5:20 PM

LOUD NOISES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 6:46 PM

I LOVE LAMP

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 6:52 PM

she wrote a screenplay, what the fuck have you people done lately?

Posted by suckit | February 26, 2008 6:59 PM

does "whining on a messageboard" count as an accomplishment?

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 7:03 PM

a SHITTY screenplay

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 7:43 PM

I would like to remind Diablo Cody and her fans of the Hollywood maxim, You're only as good as your next project.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 9:24 PM

and, by the way, your last project was LOUSY

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 9:27 PM

"chinese people talk funny and are so naive and harmless it's cute? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?"

The directors wife & daughter are Chinese...so...yeah...jokes on you.

Posted by fartknocker | February 26, 2008 9:28 PM

not really. the scene is still incredibly insulting and inane, and even without the racism is totally weak in the humor department

what a fucking stereotype - goes right up there with the funny Mexicans in Napoleon Dynamite and Nacho Libre.

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 9:34 PM

Chinese people are always square valedictorians who are totally harmless and innocent. And they don't know the language!

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 9:45 PM

funny video though...

Posted by Anonymous | February 26, 2008 10:29 PM

it's Napoleon Dynamite but cooler and more pregnant!

so fucking tired of "blockbuster indies".

Juno's dialogue was so ham-fistedly written. if you think differently, you're either 14 or a high school creative writing teacher.

Posted by Cradge Mackerfraller | February 26, 2008 11:47 PM

I'd like to see a Venn diagram that illustrates the overlap of Diablo Cody fans and Barack Obama supporters.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2008 12:12 AM

Indie kids are fkn pretentious twats.
Critics are fkn pretentious twats.
Indie critics are fkn pretentious twats.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2008 3:46 AM

"Indie kids are fkn pretentious twats.
Critics are fkn pretentious twats.
Indie critics are fkn pretentious twats.
Posted by Anonymous"

True that.

Posted by A | February 27, 2008 8:55 AM

Most of the Juno haters are just sexist morons. I liked the movie, but don't think it was a classic, but don't think anyone deserves a fraction of the backlash Diablo Cody has gotten.

And specifically here in NYC, most of the nastiest bile comes from alterna-comedy snobs—many of whom are comedians themselves—who are simply frustrated with the lack of their own success and feel the need to blame their inadequacies on others.

Sorry folks. Just because you spent years at UCB or the PIT learning "the game" and then put on shows on a dingy stage doesn't mean you get some magical free pass to success nor does it mean you have an inherent right to shoot down others who actually made it.

Bullshit pettiness like that is what makes the NYC comedy scene a miserable inbred mess at times.

Posted by Jack | February 27, 2008 10:06 AM

"Most of the Juno haters are just sexist morons."

What does sexism have to do with it? The script was basically a made-for-TV movie with hip lingo. Nothing original about it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2008 10:10 AM

Isn't saying, "JUNO HAS GOT NO CRED" just giving it cred because you took the time to give its credibility some thought? I'd say somehting like, Howard the Duck" has no cred because I saw it once twenty years ago and never thought about it again until just this moment to write about something that truly has no cred.

Word yo!

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2008 10:17 AM

Can everyone please stop playing the "you're hating because you're jealous card"?

People don't hate this movie for any other because they don't like it. End. Of. Story.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2008 10:34 AM

I don't think there's enough substance to this movie to warrant hating it, but I sure found it tedious to watch, and I felt totally insulted by their manipulative politics.

In addition to being a weak, forgettable little teen b-movie, this movie is raising so much ire because its marketing campaign wants to paint it as a product of the underground when it isn't.

It was released by a major production company, it features Hollywood actors (Ellen Paige aside) and other than the cliched plot and even more cliched plot twists, it features Hollywood production values. Nothin' wrong with Hollywood making a little crappy teen movie, but don't try to sell yourself by pretending to be a scruffy product of the underground.

That's tacky and an insult to real underground, any way you slice it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2008 10:43 AM

garden state meets little miss sunshine, with a touch of napoleon dynamite

all of those movies were obvious garbage to people, why is it sacrilege to criticize Juno, their spawn?

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2008 10:47 AM

i still want to take a dump in anyone's mouth who thinks Napoleon Dynamite was funny.

Posted by Cradge Mackerfraller | February 27, 2008 12:07 PM

"Can everyone please stop playing the "you're hating because you're jealous card"?"

I think that it's not a "card" as much of a fact. Win or lose, why are people who have no connection with the entertainment business so upset by someone they don't know—and will probably never know—winning an award.

Please just grow up and get over it.

Posted by Jack | February 27, 2008 12:16 PM

Wow. I just thought it was a fun movie and didn't read much into it. Sorry I didn't get the email that I was supposed to consider the work to be a pillar of civilization.

I thought artsy-types weren't supposed to care about marketing or the academy awards.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2008 3:05 PM

Tom Stoppard rules--I loved how he had Rosencrantz and Guildenstern sing Moldy Peaches songs!

people who have opinions are not necess "haters." don't take it personal if somebody doesn't like a shitty sitcom movie you like. but surely we can all agree that it would have been a much better movie with Jessica Alba in it.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2008 3:52 PM

There are seriously spiteful hateful people on here. I mean it's just a goddamn cute little movie. Acting like the filmmakers had any kind of underlying business or political intentions with the movie is totally ridiculous. They just wanted to make a cool movie. and a lot of people thought they did. Waste your time hating something else, like George Bush, Hamas or FARC.

Posted by Milky | February 27, 2008 4:12 PM

way, way too much energy is going into hating a movie. do any of you have real life problems? bills to pay? ambitions to reach.

i haven't even seen juno. this is just fucking sad.

back to working on my freelance career...

Posted by rachael is not anonymous | February 27, 2008 7:02 PM

NEW YORK (AP) -- Being the most famous stripper-turned-screenwriter in the world isn't always as pleasant as it may sound.


"Juno" author Diablo Cody holds her Oscar high Sunday night. She won for best original screenplay.

Diablo Cody, whose blog-to-riches fairy tale culminated in an Academy Award win for "Juno," has spent the past few months dominating a tiny little niche of Hollywood stardom: the celebrity writer. Not even wordsmith heavies Paul Haggis, Wes Anderson or Charlie Kaufman have stood in a spotlight so bright -- but then, none of them had the allure of a pole-dancing past, punkish attitude or surprising smash-hit, Oscar-worthy pregnancy comedy.

And in Cody's case, there's a downside: The very things that make her star unique are suddenly being panned and scrutinized. From tabloid newspapers to well-trafficked celeb- and media-sniping blogs, Cody's meteoric rise has made her something of a target.

The first-time scriptwriter from Lemont, Illinois, demonstrated her no-nonsense, rebellious personality last week when she took to her MySpace blog to vent about the $1 million diamond-laced shoes designed for her by Stuart Weitzman to wear on Oscar's red carpet. Watch the best of the Oscar red carpet »

"They're using me to publicize their stupid shoes and NOBODY ASKED ME," wrote Cody, who ultimately wore gold flats. "I would never consent to a lame publicity stunt at a time when I already want to hide."

Cody, who has been unapologetic and candid about her colorful life, drew praise in the blogosphere for her remarks at the time. But in the days that followed, Weitzman told the celebrity Web site TMZ that Cody actually selected the shoes herself, and bloggers (and subsequent commenters) had their fun calling her out for what they saw as diva behavior.

The New York Post chose a picture of Cody for its after-Oscars cover that prominently featured her bikini-clad stripper tattoo. The headline: Who's Tat Girl! And on Tuesday, Photos of a scantily clad Cody surfaced on the Web site Egotastic -- nothing new, considering she's posted scantily clad photos of herself before.

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With her Oscar firmly in hand, Diablo is laying low for now. She is "out of town," spending her time writing -- and won't be available for media interviews "for the foreseeable future," her representative, Craig Bankey, told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Earlier this month, the Web site Something Awful posted three pages of a fake Cody screenplay called "Quotey" that mocked the hipster wordplay she showcased in "Juno," which had the oft-mocked line: "Honest to blog?"

And right before the Oscars, New York comedian Jackie Clarke released a video impersonation of Cody, complete with the writer's trademark black bob. In it, Clarke-as-Cody quipped: "Hey, did I ever tell you I used to be a stripper?"

"Everybody was ... rallying behind her before 'Juno' hit $125 million at the box office, and now comes the inevitable backlash where they see her selling out to Hollywood," observed Tom O'Neil, a columnist for the Los Angeles Times' "The Envelope" Web site. Watch the best of Sunday's show »

"She always seemed like a rebel, a social rebel who now seems to have cashed in and joined the club. And I think what we're witnessing is resentment to that," said O'Neil, who noted that Cody's raunchy backstory likely proved irresistible to Hollywood types who don't get a chance to show their bohemian, darker sides in public.

O'Neil called Cody's rise a "naughty Cinderella" story. Cody, whose real name is Brook Busey, caught the eye of manager Mason Novick after he found her sexy blog while surfing for porn online several years ago. She wrote a memoir about her year as a stripper in Minneapolis -- and whipped up "Juno" on a laptop at a Starbucks in a Target store.

Cody's new projects include the Steven Spielberg-produced "The United States of Tara" for Showtime, featuring Toni Collette as a mom with split personalities, and the horror film "Jennifer's Body," which counts "Juno" director Jason Reitman among the producers. She's also taking a turn as a backpage pop-culture columnist for the magazine Entertainment Weekly.

"She was wooed by Hollywood from the start to join them," O'Neil said. "And once she did, then they exalted her. She became the ultimate epitome of Hollywood's free spirit."

Movie critic Robert Wilonsky of the Dallas Observer thinks potshots against Cody are rooted in jealousy.

"She deserves what she has coming to her," Wilonsky said. "This is not accidental and it's not undeserved. Anyone who says otherwise is just a would-be screenwriter with a movie script sitting in their desk that nobody has any interest in."

New York magazine recently published a chart showing "Juno" as experiencing "backlash to the backlash": "Almost everyone we know hates it," the magazine said. "So much so that others are now hating on the haters."

One of those haters is the mag's film critic, David Edelstein, who has professed to be "almost alone" -- among critics, anyway _ "in disliking" the dramedy.

"A lot of people I know have problems with the film because they think it's not the way a 16-year-old girl talks," Wilonsky said. "That's probably right to some extent. It's not meant to be a documentary."

O'Neil said the trick for Cody now is to deal with the pressure to match the success of "Juno."

"She's got to deliver," he said. "She's got to prove that all of this adulation is not just about her, but was really about her work."

The self-deprecating, yet self-promoting It Screenwriter seems as awed by her good fortune as her fans and detractors.


"I've always been a writer, I've always been a storyteller, but I never thought about screenwriting," Cody said after her Oscar victory. "I grew up in the Midwest, you don't know any screenwriters. It didn't seem like a realistic career possibility."

And until now, neither did the fame -- and all of its pitfalls -- that came along with it.

Posted by CNN | February 28, 2008 9:31 AM

Ah, the self-satisfaction you get from copy and pasting. Taking pride in work that isn't yours makes up for the annoyed scrollers.

Posted by Anonymous | February 28, 2008 9:50 AM

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